Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism: Socially by Phil Henry

By Phil Henry

lately, there was a becoming educational acknowledgment around the globe of a latest Buddhist phenomenon defined as Engaged, or Socially Engaged Buddhism (SEB). it's a contested phenomenon variously linked to discovering Buddhist options for social, political and ecological difficulties. the controversy approximately its origins, perform and legitimacy has stirred teachers and practitioners alike.

Firstly, does such an method of Buddhist perform represent a departure with the prior, during which case a brand new expression of an historical perform is being skilled throughout us? Or is that this quite a continuity of perform, tailored to notify present figuring out on condition that a few may describe Buddhism as consistently having been engaged? Adaptation and advancements in Western Buddhism examines the united kingdom Socially Engaged Buddhist event captured via a sequence of 5 case reviews of Buddhist teams and a survey undertaken over years within the box.

The quantity is a ground-breaking and benchmark research of Socially Engaged Buddhism within the united kingdom, drawing for the 1st time on facts from practitioner's reviews with which to characterise the formerly dichotomous educational debate. finally, the quantity locates Socially Engaged Buddhism within the united kingdom and areas it in the broader and worldwide context of an rising "Western Buddhism”, characterising the phenomenon and its relationships to the broader Buddhist world.

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